“We are proud to announce the ‘winners’ of #EOFF2019! Through conversation with members, artists, and
View a list of all short film selections for #EOFF2019.
dir. Milena Pastreich
2019, USA, 81:00, Nonfiction
*Filmmaker in Attendance
dir. Jesse Alk
2019, USA, 76:57, Nonfiction
dir. Andrew Hevia
2019, USA, 01:08:32, Nonfiction
*Editor in Attendance
dir. Taryn Southern, Elena Gaby
2019, USA, 90:00, Nonfiction
* Filmmaker in Attendance
dir. Sarah Kerruish & Matt Maude
2018, USA, 92:00, Nonfiction
dir. Adam Khalil & Bayley Sweitzer
2018, USA, 85:00, Fiction
dir. Aaron Zeghers & Lewis Bennett
2019, USA, 50:28, Nonfiction
*Filmmaker in Attendance
dir. Lara Jean Gallagher
2019, USA, 86:00, Fiction
dir. Greg Emetaz
2019, USA, 90:00, Fiction
*Filmmaker in Attendance
dir. Gavin Baird
2019, Canada, 63:24 mins, Fiction
*World Premiere * Filmmaker in Attendance
#EOFF2018 (Un)official Awards “Once again, it brings us great pleasure to announce the ‘winners’ of
2018 Online Program In keeping with tradition and growing our mission to provide access to
Official short film selections for #EOFF2018! An incredible array of diverse and creative content and subjects that hint and haunt in the best of ways.
THE RIDER Friday, October 19 • Granada • 4:30pm * Skype Q&A with director Chloé
dir. Skye Fitzgerald
2018, USA, 83:00 mins, Nonfiction
THUNDER ROAD Saturday, October 20 • Granada • 7pm * Skype Q&A with director Jim
IN REALITY Friday, October 19 • HQ • 2pm * Skype Q&A with director Ann
LONG LOST Friday, October 19 • Granada • 7pm * Q&A with director Erik Bloomquist
RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE Friday, October 19 • Granada • 12pm dir. Chris Metzler, Jeff
THE PAIN OF OTHERS Friday, October 19 • HQ • 11am * Skype Q&A with
ANOTE’S ARK Friday, October 19th • Granada • 2pm* Special panel & discussion to follow
CLARA’S GHOST Thursday, October 18 • Granada • 7pm * Skype Q&A with director Bridley
FOR THE BIRDS Saturday, October 20 • Granada • 2pm * Q&A with producer &
INGRID Saturday, October 20 • Granada • 5pm * Q&A with director Morrisa Maltz dir.
INVENTING TOMORROW Saturday, October 20 • Granada • 11am dir. Laura Nix 2018, USA, 87
EASTERN OREGON FILM FESTIVAL Official Selections for the NINTH ANNUAL — #EOFF2018. Eastern Oregon Film
Online Selections will stream exclusively at Filmmaker Magazine on October 21 & 22 starting at
SHH… ITS A SECRET. Come join filmmaker Cambria Matlow and check out a couple top-secret screenings
Abandoned Generations (dir. Linda Fenstermaker) A portrait of farmland in the Pacific Northwest, Abandoned Generations
(Dir. Jeremy Teicher, Alexi Pappas) 2016 / USA / 87min / Narrative Feature Plumb Marigold
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 11am • GRANADA (Dir. Ian McCluskey) 2015 / USA / 80min /
(Dir. Julia Pesce) 2015 / Argentina / 63min / Documentary Feature Nine women. The house
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 221pm • STAGE DOOR (Dir. Nathan Silver and Mike Ott) 2016 / USA
Driving Not Knowing (2015) Teaser from Driving Not Knowing on Vimeo. (Dir. Benjamin R. Davis,
BOONE trailer from Christopher LaMarca & Kat Taylor on Vimeo. (Dir. Christopher LaMarca) 2016 /
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 223:00PM • GRANADA INAATE/SE/ [it shines a certain way. to a certain place./it
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 215:30PM • GRANADA WHAT'S REVENGE Official Trailer from KAT HUNT on Vimeo. (Dir.
Man Underground – Trailer (2016) from MillenniumBlonde on Vimeo. (Dir. Sam Marine & Michael Borowiec)
(Dir. Bernardo Britto) 2016 / USA / 87min / English, Spanish, Arabic / Comedy Feature
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 7:20pm • STAGE DOOR (Dir. Daniel Martinico) 2016 / USA / 79min
50 Feet From Syria trailer from Dan Sadowsky on Vimeo. (Dir. Skye Fitzgerald) 2015 /
MA – A Film By Celia Rowlson-Hall • Teaser Trailer from MEMORY on Vimeo. (Dir. Celia
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 7:30pm • GRANADA (Dir. Sophia Takal) 2016 / USA / 85min /
IN SEARCH OF THE MIRACULOUS (dir. Sam Kuhn) Technical Info 2014 / USA / 15min
Short films precede each feature block.
GRANADA THEATER // Friday MAY 8 // 3:40PM
GRANADA THEATER / Thursday MAY 7 / 7:00PM
& GRANADA THEATER / Saturday MAY 9 / 6:00PM
STAGE DOOR // Friday MAY 8 // 2:40PM
SCHWARZ THEATER (EOU) // Friday MAY 8 // 3:40PM
GRANADA // Friday MAY 8 // 4:30PM
STAGE DOOR // Friday MAY 8 // 5:00PM
GRANADA // Friday MAY 8 // 7:00PM
STAGE DOOR // Friday MAY 8 // 7:20PM
GRANADA // Saturday MAY 9 // 1:10PM
STAGE DOOR // Saturday MAY 9 // 3:40PM
GRANADA // Saturday MAY 9 // 3:40PM
GRANADA // Saturday MAY 9 // 8:10PM
View a curated collection of VINE videos by filmmaker Kentucker Audley. CURATOR’S STATEMENT Thanks to EOFF
Directed by Zach Weintraub [box]FEB. 20, 9PM – FEB. 23, 11:59PM Narrative Feature (85min / Online Premiere)
Directed, edited, photographed, produced by Ian Clark [box]FEB. 20, 9PM – FEB. 23, 11:59PM Experimental Feature 67min
Directed, Edited, Photographed, Produced by Nandan Rao [box]FEB. 20, 9PM – FEB. 23, 11:59PM Narrative Feature (68 min)
Eastern Oregon Film Festival is pleased to announce the official short film selections for #EOFF2014. These powerful short works will preface the 2014 feature selections.
Directed by Elaine McMillion Sheldon [box] Interactive documentary. 30 short films. 4 hours total. Entire video
THURSDAY FEB. 20 / GRANADA / 7:00PM
(92min / OR Premiere)
SATURDAY FEB. 22 / STAGE DOOR / 7:20PM
(77min / EO Premiere)
FRIDAY FEB. 21 / GRANADA / 2:40PM
(90min / OR Premiere)
SATURDAY FEB. 22 / GRANADA / 7:35PM
(80min / OR Premiere)
FRIDAY FEB. 21 / GRANADA / 7:30PM
(91min / Premiere)
SATURDAY FEB. 22 / STAGE DOOR / 2:00PM
(90min / OR Premiere)
FRIDAY FEB. 21 / GRANADA / 5:15PM
(75min / OR Premiere)
SATURDAY FEB. 22 / GRANADA / 4:40PM
(96min / WC Premiere)
SATURDAY FEB. 22 / STAGE DOOR / 4:35PM
(90min / WC Premiere)
SATURDAY FEB. 22 / GRANADA / 2:00PM
(82min / E.O. Premiere)
FRIDAY FEB. 21 / STAGE DOOR / 7:00PM
(74min / WC Premiere)
Directors Jason Tippet & Elizabeth Mims
Only The Young encapsulates the best of documentary film with its sincerity but is shot with the beautiful still aesthetic of a narrative film. This coming of age documentary is scored with soul music which makes it unlike any other documentary film.
I’m ready to file ONLY THE YOUNG in the all-time coming of age canon.
– Hammer & Nail
Director Zach Weintraub
The International Sign for Choking depicts the day-to-day encounters of Josh, a would-be expatriate from the US living in Buenos Aires for the second time. While his primary purpose seems to be the production of a vaguely defined video project, he devotes more of his time to tracking down a mysteriously absent ex-girlfriend. Frustrated by continual failure, Josh finds himself the perpetrator of a series of small yet uncharacteristic acts of deceit that ultimately place him in a low-key love triangle alongside Anna, his fellow N. American housemate, and Roger, a local musician.
*Oregon Premiere Director Nandan Rao Rao has created a film that moves in small steps.
Director Eytan FOX
A sequel to Eytan Fox’s breakthrough gay story of love and loss on the front lines, Yossi & Jagger(2002), this tender new drama follows Yossi, now a doctor, who turns the corner on the enduring pain of grief. The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.”
Directors Matthew Heinman & Susan Froemke
ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: how can we save our badly broken healthcare system?
Directed by Terence Nance
You’ve just arrived home after a bad day. You’re broke and lonely, even though you live in the biggest and busiest city in America. You do, however, have one cause for mild optimism: you seem to have captured the attention of an intriguing young lady. You’ve rushed home to clean your apartment before she comes over. In your haste, you see that you’ve missed a call. There’s a voice mail; she tells you that she won’t be seeing you tonight.
Director Sam Kuhn
Clay, Michael and Andrew are fascinated by a yearbook from Chico High’s class of 1990 that they discover at a Value Village. Intrigued by the cryptic word “Caduceus” emblazoned across the cover, and by the countless sweet mullets and dream girls inside, the three friends lock onto one particular student: feather-banged mystery man Timothy Truelove.
Directed and Writers Mark Potts & Cole Selix
Cinema Six resembles a movie theater-set version of “Office Space” with the same kind of raunchy humor and quarter-to-mid-life ennui.”
“Lead actor John Merriman… handles comedy and drama with equal ease and the whole cast delivers with a fair share of absurd comedic moments.”
Director Daniel Martinico
A struggling actor spirals ever downward during the grueling process of trying to find steady work.
A riveting portrait of an actor on the verge of a nervous breakdown — or, quite possibly, something worse… Armstrong [gives] a rigorously controlled performance that suggests the human equivalent of a ticking time bomb.” – Joe Leydon, Variety
Directed by Sam Neave
a love story in two takes
A love story shot in two single, continuous 40 minute takes set eighteen months apart: the first over a sunset, the second over a sunrise. Sasha has been in love with Mia for years.
Eastern Oregon Film Festival is pleased to announce the following short films for inclusion in
Eastern Oregon Film Festival announces the official 2011 short film selection. Each feature film for this year’s festival will be preceded by one of these great short films.
TRT: 85 min. | U.S.A. | color
A film by JON FOY.
Awards: 2011 Sundance Director’s Award: Documentary
Strangeness is afoot. Most people don’t notice the hundreds of cryptic tiled messages about resurrecting the dead that have been appearing in city streets over the past three decades. But Justin Duerr does. For years, finding an answer to this long-standing urban mystery has been his obsession. He has been collecting clues that the tiler has embedded in the streets of major cities across the U.S. and South America. But as Justin starts piecing together key events of the past he finds a story that is more surreal than he imagined, and one that hits disturbingly close to home.
TRT: 72 min.| U.S.A. | color
Written and Directed by Sophia Takal
Awards: SXSW / Chicken & Egg Emergent Woman Director Award
An intimate friendship between two women dissolves as they are drawn into an irrational, destructive spiral of jealousy and paranoid fantasy in this haunting examination of the female psyche.
TRT: 113min | Bosnia | color
A film by Danis Tanovic
*In Bosnian with English Subtitles
Official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival
Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1991. The communists have fallen from power and Divko Buntic returns to the small town where he grew up to reclaim his family home. After a 20-year exile in Germany. Divko arrives in his flashy red Mercedes with sexy young girlfriend Azra, lucky black cat Bonny and …
TRT: 113min | USA | color
Director: Bill Haney
*A panel discussion hosted by Oregon Rural Action will follow the screening.
In the valleys of Appalachia, a battle is being fought over a mountain. It is a battle with severe consequences that affect every American, regardless of their social status, economic background or where they live. It is a battle that has taken many lives and continues to do so the longer it is waged. It is a battle over
protecting our health and environment from the destructive power of Big Coal.
Documentary Feature — West Coast Premiere
TRT 74 minute | United States | HD
Director: Tristan Patterson
Awards: Best Documentary Feature, SXSW 2011, Best Cinematography, SXSW 2011, Best International Feature, Hot Docs 2011
Drag City in association with Killer Films presents the transmissions of a lost kid falling in love in the suburbs of Fullerton, California. Featuring skateboarding, the usual drugs, and stray glimpses of unusual beauty.
A Film by Ian Clark
TRT 64 Min | USA | Color
Jason is a small-town slacker living with his mom. Content with idle days and easy livin’, his forgetful nature creates tension at home so he sets off with his pals to try his hand at redemption.
Narrative Feature — West Coast Premiere
TRT: 77 minute | United States | Color
Director: Dustin Guy Defa
Alternatingly quiet and delirious, always desperate, Bad Fever is a witness to one man’s broken American Dream and his eternal longing to find someone, anyone, who understands or even pretends to understand.
Narrative Feature – WORLD PREMIERE
A Film by Dustin Travis Swartz
TRT 95 Min | USA | Color
Bob Rockefeller has never been loved, by anyone, ever. He’s a sad sack who shovels shit for a living. Life has been anything but extraordinary but that’s about to change. During a routine prostate exam, Bob learns he has only 8.5 days to live. 8.5 days to find happiness. 8.5 days to find true love. 8.5 days to find a home for his guinea pigs. 8.5 days to make up for 43 years of living a life that totally sucks.
A Film by Victor Köhler and David Dworsky
TRT 80 minute | United States | Color
The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of people in an unprecedented way, unleashing unlimited creative opportunities. But does democratized culture mean better art, film, music and literature or is true talent instead flooded and drowned in the vast digital ocean of mass culture? Is it cultural democracy or mediocrity?
A film by Evan Glodell
TRT: 105 min | United States | Color
World Premiere: Sundance Film Festival 2011
Best friends Woodrow and Aiden spend all of their free time building MAD MAX-inspired flamethrowers and muscle cars in preparation for a global apocalypse. But when Woodrow meets a charismatic young woman and falls hard in love, he and Aiden quickly integrate into a new group of friends, setting off on a journey of love and hate, betrayal, infidelity, and extreme violence more devastating and fiery than any of their apocalyptic fantasies.